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The Eurocup of Spain gives its starting gun this Monday in which the national team will face Sweden, in which it will be the second match of group E, immediately after Poland-Slovakia. Those of Luis Enrique will want to put aside everything that has surrounded the concentration this last week to show their chest in football.

However, if there is one word that describes Luis Enrique’s Spanish team, it is “unknown“. The coach, who in his last press conference emerged as one of the team’s leaders, has been maintaining which state secret everything that concerns sports regarding the team and the only tracks On what the fans of Spain will see, he gave them in the only match prior to this European Championship, ten days ago against Portugal.

The roller coaster of emotions that the concentration experienced last week, from the positive of Sergio Busquets to the dissolution of the parallel bubble, going through all the controversy of the vaccination, has clouded the previous of the Eurocup and further hidden Luis Enrique’s intentions for the debut against Sweden.

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After the duel against the Portuguese team, the coach seemed to close some debates such as the goal with Unai Simon; the defense, after betting directly on Laporte with Pau Torres and repeating with Marcos Llorente placeholder image On the side; or your trust in Ferran Torres for the attack.

However, the same party still left some unresolved points, generating doubts, above all, in the attack point, of which the fans clamor for Gerard Moreno to lead; or in the midfield, where the loss of Busquets will force Luis Enrique to rebalance the core in which Rodri You might have to take gallons and step forward.

Sweden, led by a LaLiga acquaintance

Sweden team for the Euro

The Swedish team will be led by an acquaintance of many of the members of the Red, at least those who play in LaLiga. Aleksander Isak will be the offensive hope of the Vikings, in the absence of Ibrahimovic, who was returning from international retirement for the Eurocup but who physically has not arrived after an injury at the end of the season.

The state of form of the Swedish national team is unbeatable, since since the year 2021 began, their matches have been counted by victories. In addition, in those five games played, only Armenia on June 5 managed to see the door against the yellow team.

From June 14, 2008 to June 14, 2021

The cabals are on the side of the Spanish team, for the game against Sweden … and why not for the Eurocup. Both teams have only met once in the history of the championship, precisely in the group stage of the 2008 edition that Spain ended up winning… precisely, also a June 14th.

Curiously, the coincidence does not stop there, since, as it happened on that occasion, both teams have coincided in the qualifying group for the Eurocup. However, Luis Enrique hopes that his pupils do not need these cabals to start off on the right foot in the competition … or to end up winning it.


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